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LEARNING SUPPORT

Lahore American School seeks to accommodate a range of abilities and interests, but students must demonstrate average to above average grades for admission. Our school provides services for children with mild to moderate learning differences.

The Learning Support Program is designed to help students with learning differences achieve success in the regular academic program as well as increase each student’s skill level. The Learning Support teacher is available for inclusion in all core areas of instruction. Instruction during pull-out classes will be 1:1 and small group. Students receive specific academic assistance necessary for success in the regular program. Emphasis is on developing reading, writing, math skills, learning strategies and organizational skills. Concepts are reinforced by pre-teaching, re-teaching, supplementing materials, and developing student awareness of their own individual learning profiles.

Learning Support is normally provided with a push-in and co-teaching model. In some cases, however, a special seminar or study period is established for those students identified as needing the additional support. Student enrollment in the program is reviewed each quarter to determine placement for the following quarter.

To qualify for Learning Support services students are referred to the program by a concerned parent, teacher, and, in some cases, by the student. Teaching and learning support personnel share the responsibility and accountability for the design and implementation of strategic interventions. Different tiers of interventions will be implemented and monitored before the student is recommended for a formal psychological evaluation. Eligibility decisions for Learning Support will be made by the team, and facilitated by the learning support teachers. For the qualifying student, a Learning Plan will be designed to meet his or her needs through emphasis of strengths, remediation of weaknesses, recommended accommodations and supporting access to the curriculum.

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Support for Students with Identified Learning Differences

Lahore American School provides support to students with a limited range of identified learning differences with the goal of preparing them for appropriate post-secondary programs.

Accommodations

 

Support is offered to LAS students with identified learning differences through accommodations made to instructional techniques and assessment. Expectations for content and standards are not altered. Students receiving accommodations are eligible to earn the standard LAS high school diploma.

 

Alternate Path to Success (Modifications)

Secondary students of any grade level who require exceptional support beyond accommodations and who meet the following criteria will be provided an Alternate Path to Success (APS). LAS policies on promotion and retention may be waived for APS students after due consideration by the Student Services team. Students receiving modifications under the APS are eligible to earn a diploma and transcript that clearly indicate that modifications have been made to the courses they have taken.

 

Criteria for the Alternative Path to Success

  • The student is not able to be successful with the LAS curriculum/standards with accommodations made to instruction/assessment over a one year period.
  • The student has an identified learning difference documented by LAS-recognized and approved psychological-educational testing.
  • All testing, including physical and psychological reports, are current and shared in full with LAS.
  • The student and the student's family agree in writing to enroll the child in APS.
  • The student's family agrees in writing to bear any financial commitments to deliver the APS support such as additional testing, therapy, and tutorial supp
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